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January 10, 2012

Eclectic Style: Creating my Gallery Wall

Well, folks, I am excited to reveal to you what I have been busy, busy making
and finally hanging with the help of my husband--my gallery wall! 

This past year, all I had hanging on these dining room walls were two 
framed pictures of each of my boys. Traditional and safe. But a little boring. 
I wanted something more modern, funky, and daring. At first, when
I would see photos and art on walls like this,  I thought the space looked 
cluttery and hodge-podge.
But, at last, the idea has grown on me into fascination and a love for this eclectic way to 
show off all your personal favorite photos and pieces of art. I've seen many amazing 
ones in blogland and have often stopped to compliment the makers. 
Pin ItSo, finally, here's a photo stream of my great reveal...





                                  


Some of the things that make up my display are very personal to me, 
                                 including the first crayon and paint artwork of my youngest son, matted 
                                and framed; a few handmade paper ornaments made by a friend; family photos,
         yellow flowers from a favorite park, and what I call my "numbered monogram"
 to symbolize our last name and that there are four of us.



The frames I used in my gallery wall were inexpensive new ones from 
Target and a few old ones I had laying around-- spray painted either
white or gray to give them a fresh look. 
And on one of them I Mod Podged vintage hymnal pages.

I love that the colors in my gallery wall include some of my old favorites
like blue and green and new ones like the combination of gray and yellow. 

I'm so happy with the results--I love looking at all the meaningful parts to my gallery wall. 
There is another side to the wall that I've filled with more handmade fun stuff, 
but I will save that reveal for another day soon... 

Well, that sums up my gallery wall reveal. Thanks for visiting ReMadeSimple!  

P.S If you entered my giveaway contest last week, you'll want to come back tomorrow for my announcement of the winner of the $50 Cutting Edge Stencil Giveaway! 


Linking up with these parties and this party.

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21 comments:

  1. I don't think I will ever get tired of looking at gallery walls. I really like the pop of yellow that you added. Nice job!

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  2. Ha! I love the J to the 4th power. Cute :)

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  3. Very Nice! I've been wanting to create a gallery wall for some time! Maybe this year I can make it happen!

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  4. I too love that J to the 4th. Perfection!!

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  5. What a GREAT job! I am in love with white, gray and yellow! :)

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  6. What a great project! Won't you consider sharing it with my readers at sassafrassalvation.blogspot.com/2012/01/architectural-salvage-jewelry.html. Thanks! Happy New Year!

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  7. Beautiful! Love it and the colors!!

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  8. Thank you everyone for all the kind words! I think there's no wrong way to do one!

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  9. I absolutely love your Gallery! Thanks for linking up!


    XO, Aimee

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  10. What a beautiful, sentimental, well done gallery!! I hope to get to this one day. Thanks for the inspiration. :)

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  11. Wonderful! It really looks pretty with the colours and the mix of typography and framed pictures. I'm working on my gallery wall right now and have a letter, but had never thought of putting a number behind it. What a great idea (I might copy you....)!

    Catherine

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  12. I love the soft colors of the objects on your gallery wall. Nice job!

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  13. Just wanted to let you know that I featured this today! Thanks for sharing at Show & Share!

    http://southernlovely.blogspot.com/2012/01/show-share-22-features.html

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  14. I love it! Especially the decoupaged frame. :)

    ~Steph @ Silver Boxes

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  15. Your wall gallery gorgeous! Grey and yellow is such a great color combo! I love the different textures in your frames.

    http://fitcraftystylishandhappy.blogspot.com/

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  16. L.O.V.E. the look, with all the colors coming through! Would the lamp be another one of your awesome transformations? I've been hunting for something similar for months...Keep showing me how to work your magic!!

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    1. Thank you-I do have a lamp revamp planned for the near future!

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